The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are reportedly set to announce Jim Dymock as their NRL head coach for 2012 by the end of the week.
Dymock is expected to sign a one-year deal, leaving the way open for Canterbury to continue a big money push to sign Manly premiership-winning coach Des Hasler for 2013, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Dymock, who took over as Bulldogs caretaker coach after the mid-season sacking of head coach Kevin Moore, won five of the eight games he was at the helm for.
Hasler has reportedly been offered as much as $750,000 a season to switch to Canterbury but has indicated he will honour his commitment to guide the Sea Eagles again in 2012.
The Manly mentor has a year to run on a contract reportedly worth $400,000 a year.